Fiorenza_a (fiorenza_a) wrote in mfu_canteen,
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Harvesting of Fan Works

kiwisue over at The Safehouse (The Professionals) has posted this excellent update:

http://the-safehouse.livejournal.com/1528091.html

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To cut to the chase: fanworks are being copied, probably bot-scraped, from AO3 and potentially other sites and listed on ebooks-tree.com. You can search the site to see if you have been affected.

OTW/AO3 has an advice page on their Tumblr:
http://ao3org.tumblr.com/post/116311865913/fyeahcopyright-update-below-weve-been
Also, feng_shui_house has some additional suggestions on their DW:
http://feng-shui-house.dreamwidth.org/1425093.html

Additional links, helpful advice, please add to comments.

ETA: if someone on the relevant Facebook groups could post the AO3 advice link there, that might help people to focus their thinking. I can't do it where I am right now.

ETA2: Special Edition of Metanews (DW) http://metanews.dreamwidth.org/34536.html

A new AO3 announcement:
http://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/116301992754/update-below-weve-taken-measures-to-make-it
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